Art Therapy Workshops and Creativity Workshops
Art therapy and creativity workshops are non-directive and flexible, allowing each participant to express freely in a safe and reassuring therapeutic environment. The use of music enhances the flow of positive energy, creates a sense of individual space within the group, stimulates self-expression, and encourages participants to share a part of themselves with the group.
Life Narrative and Self-Creation: Painting Your Personal Myth
n order to live well, with unity and purpose, we compose a heroic narrative of the self that illustrates essential truths about ourselves. Enduring human truths still reside primarily in myth, as they have done for centuries. (Dan McAdams)
This workshop will offer you the opportunity to rediscover your life’s story from a new perspective, orienting it towards your current goals and aspirations. You will be invited to paint, draw, and develop your own “personal myth”, remodeling your life’s trajectory by becoming its main “Hero”. Through a dynamic blend of artistic expression and narrative work, this process empowers a journey across time and memory. Color, form, word, and gesture will be the choice ingredients that will allow you to link together your past and present life events into a unique and meaningful composition bearing the seeds of identity renewal.
Light and shadow
Our “shadow” self contains all the psychological aspects that we do not want to own. Paradoxically, by greeting this disconnected aspect of the self with compassion, we gain access to a luminous part of ourselves. Artistic expression will provide the catalyst for a process of reconciliation between these two fundamental, yet seemingly disparate sides of our psyche.
Celebrating the Inner Artist
It is a false belief that a drawing can be beautiful in itself. It is only beautiful insofar as it conveys a truth or translates an emotion. (Auguste Rodin)
Contrary to the myth that “making art” means creating technically beautiful replicas of objects from the outside world, this workshop emphasizes imagination and interiority as the centre of the artistic experience. In a relaxed and non-competitive atmosphere, art making will be constructed as a source of renewal and celebration of self-expression.
Reconnecting with your Feminine Energy
Inspired by the ancient Sumerian myth of the goddess Inanna, this workshop offers a space for reunion and reconnection with your creative feminine energy. Inanna symbolizes feminine wholeness, and the ability to hold and synthesize dualities. According to the myth, Inanna leaves her luminous kingdom of the “upper world” and journeys to the “underworld”, in search of her “Shadow Sister”. After facing darkness and trials, she returns to the “upper world” with a deeper understanding of life and its dualities. This workshop offers you the opportunity to follow the Goddess Inanna on her journey and to find similarities with your own life experiences. Imagination and artistic expression will allow you to reconnect with your creative roots and life giving feminine energy.